idiopathic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

idiopathic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (iˈ·dē·ō·paˑ·thik hīˈ·per·trōˑ·fik karˈ·dē·ō·mī·ˑ·p·thē),

n a condition of the cardiac muscle in which the septum between the two ventricles is extraordinarily thick, so that the heart muscle does not relax completely during diastole. This condition often blocks the flow of blood from the heart, resulting in shortness of breath, palpitations, chest pain, fainting, and sudden death.
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For this form, it is not easy to make a differential diagnosis with idiopathic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Prevalence of idiopathic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in China: a population based echocardiographic analysis of 8080 adults.

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